We had another good day with the redfish, but never caught the first keeper trout. The conditions couldn't have been better so I know there were some reds to be caught schooling as well, but we just worked the shoreline with a Swim bait and a quarter ounce spinner bait. We also had two pretty decent flounder and that was encouraging.
I talked with folks again tonight that have been catching trout in the ship channel south of the Causeway, on the east side of the jetties and at the short rigs and that is encouraging as well. Maybe they will start making their way back into the lake as there is a ton of bait to be had. We also hooked another shark on a swim bait on the flat behind Stewt's Island. Sure as I hook my first keeper trout a shark will bite it in half.
Don't cook tomorrow. Just plan on picking up lunch, supper or both at the VFW on hwy 87 in Orange. Friends and family are putting on a big benefit to help the Carters with their son, Riley's, medical expenses. The seventeen year old youngster suffered a stroke while fishing with his Dad two months ago and has been in the hospital ever since. They will be serving barbeque and jambalaya, holding a live and silent auction (you will not believe some of the auction items) and have live music from ten in the morning until ten that night.
You can always take a plate or two home to eat while watching football on the tube. Riley can use your help!